Monday, October 29, 2018

Traveling Thoughts


A day in my life...   Traveling Thoughts   

 So I know we all have joked about it at one time, but WHY do people continually want to hang out and drive in the passing lane? Why do people really not know how to properly use a median? How many of us REALLy know how to parallel park? Haha! So many of us jump in our cars and just go. We never even realize there is a world full of other distracted and even selfish drivers. I mean how many times have you seen a vehicle stay in the left lane going down the interstate? I have seen so many, too many... I always get especially tickled at the ones that ride in the left lane, move over for approaching cars and then GET BACK into the left lane. I think a lot of it equates back to the old term used for the left lane. My elders called it the "fast lane". Now the lane is more properly called the "passing lane". Many states are even cracking down on those left lane laggers and issue tickets to them.  I do find myself particularly ill when a left lane driver holds up a nice flow of traffic and refuses to budge. Many of us are always in a hurry and push the peddle as far as we can. We all just need to remember we aren't the only ones on the road and we should always be giving the road our 100% attention and care.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018


Living with anxiety is a tough road. Only those who experience real anxiety understand what I mean. Those days you can barely leave the house or answer the phone. The constant worry that everyone in your life is okay. The unreasonable thought that somehow you can fix everyone's problems, and if you don't or can't, you are failing them. The nights you lay awake with thoughts swirling around your mind. Issues you can't fix or change, the irrational thoughts something is terribly wrong but you just don't know what. The constant thoughts that everyone has some negative thoughts or judgement of you.... It can be exhausting, isolating, and a rough existence. So if you know someone that struggles with anxiety or even depression, make a point to reach out to them. A simple text "hey, you were on my mind today, I love you..." Or just checking in on them goes a long way. Not everyone struggling may be up to a visit or even a phone call, but a simple message showing you care means so much.  So keep up with those you love that struggle.  You never know what they are dealing with or going through, you just might even save a life.  

Monday, October 8, 2018

We Had the Times of Our Lives

There are times I find myself lost. Stuck in a moment of almost sadness.
  It happens every year, at least twice a year. I get this overwhelming sea of emotion, partly remembering the wonderful memories .
   During the transition into fall, it is the feeling of loss of the summer and how much I love the long summer days, family moments to treasure, and all the happy moments.
   The next time of year it always hits is right after the holidays. The family time spent together celebrating and just the feelings of love and thankfulness. This time of being grateful and thankful just makes it special.
   I feel myself getting this sadness again. I try to spend more time writing and journaling, and talking to others for support. I have learned in the past if I don't take time to give my feelings and emotions much needed attention, I can get even worse and depression creeps in making things so much worse. So I am working on it, opening up a little more, finding outlets to help me work through the motions.

Camping fun at Davy Crockett Family Campground

We love Davy Crockett Family Campground. They are always so accommodating, excellent customer service. Nothing like having ice, fire wood and even hot foods delivered right to your campsite. The amenities are amazing. The stocked lake,  walking trails, hot springs hot tub and salt water pool add a little extra comfort and fun. Daytime activities include horse shoes, volleyball, basketball and tennis. They offer a library of DVDs and board games for some family fun. The breakfast at the Lodge Restaurant never disappoints. Right off exit 311 on I-40 in Tennessee, makes it easy to find. The wooded surrounding create a great atmosphere, but just a few miles from shopping, food, and the like. Autumn acres is also close for some corn maze fun. Just minutes from Canoe the Caney. Just so many great reasons to give Davy Crockett Family Campground a visit!

They have some great things planned for the weekends leading up to Halloween too! So visit their website or call to book your family weekend today!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

What next!?!?

What next???
     Something I just keep asking myself... The Conners, set to air on ABC very soon, playing right into the falsehood that chronic pain patients are a part of the problem with the "opioid crisis". Which is NOT a crisis at ALL. Now crap like this, not only MISINFORMING the public, but now putting some deadly WRONG idea to the Tide Pod eaters to start trying to actually inject Kratom! IT IS A TEA! A natural supplement, not EVER injected!?! CBD products now too? What do they want? All pain patients to just die off? This article and thinking like it, are just a fraction of the problem.
Ohio Bans Kratom and CBD


 Recently played a few games on Caldera (warzone) and then... Lots of luck in this one, but satisfying